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Claremont Heritage

Claremont Heritage's mission is to advance, preserve and celebrate the historic, architectural, natural and cultural resources of our community through collaboration, education and advocacy.

Claremont Heritage, a non-profit, inclusive, community-oriented membership organization, is the city’s largest membership organization devoted to the preservation of the history and historic character of Claremont. We:
• Archive and share Claremont artifacts, oral histories, historic properties and tree surveys, maps and photos
• Offer tours, lectures, films and workshops for school children, community groups, and the general public
• Support individual homeowners, Claremont city staff, architects, landscape and interior designers, contractors, developers and realtors by providing access to historical and archival information
• Recognize and celebrate individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to preservation of Claremont’s historical resources and cultural heritage

In these ways, we seek to communicate to residents and visitors the qualities that make our city unique and to promote the value of preserving our neighborhoods, cultural resources, the built and natural environments and their histories.

Contact Information:

Claremont Heritage
PO Box 742
Claremont, CA 91711
Telephone: 909-621-0848
Email: info@ClaremontHeritage.org

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Description : Dedication of June Vail Park on February 9, 1978. Speakers include Claremont residents Melvin Butler, Patricia Newton, John Vail, and mayor Bertye Smith. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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- Claremont Heritage
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Note : Interview begins at 00:01:38 after intro. Description : Youngest daughter of Charles E. Clevenger, Claremont's first town marshal. Kathy reminisces with her sister Elsie C. Findlay. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note: Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly; Program Distorted at Times; High Background Noise on Tape. Description: Irene Garner is the second wife of Herman Garner and discusses the history and her involvement with the Padua Hills Theater.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Description: Dialogues segment for KVCR-TV hosted by Chuck Palmer. This episode features Sarah Crowley of the Ontario Daily Reporter and Claremont citrus rancher Ray Soper. Mr. Soper discusses his citrus groves and career in citrus agriculture in the Pomona Valley. Additional topics include citrus history, citrus agriculture, the National Orange Show, and Mr. Soper's citrus label collection.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Note: Program Ends Abruptly; Left channel was recorded at a lower level; Program Distorted at Times Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 inch audio tapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs and chants. Some tapes also feature field recordings which the performances and songs at the Padua...
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Note: High Background Noise; original Recorded at a Very Low Level; Ends Abruptly Description: Memorial Service for Robert J. Bernard held at the Bridges Hall of Music at Pomona College on July 1, 1981. Mr. Bernard was one of the principal architects of the group plan at the Claremont Colleges and participated in the founding of Scripps College, Claremont Men's College (McKenna), Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. He began his career in 1917 as an assistant to President James A. Blaisdell...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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- Wright, Judy
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Note: High Background Noise on Tape Description: Interview with Stanley Larson who discusses historic buildings and notable people of the Claremont Village, the city's downtown area and first developed business center. For many years, Mr. Larson and father owned and operated the Claremont Courier, the city's local newspaper. After the sale of the newspaper, Mr. Larson remained active in many community groups. In addition to Claremont history, Mr. Larson also talks about his own life growing up...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Claremont Heritage annual meeting which includes the history of the United Church of Christ, Congregational. Speakers include notable residents Stanley Larson and Carolyn Lyons as well as Professor Emeritus at Harvey Mudd College, Dr. John Ray and Dr. Koffman. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Meeting recorded at the United Church of Christ, Congregational in which speakers talk about important past members of the church and their role in the community. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note : Buzz on original tape. Description : Dedication of Chester G. Jaeger Park on February 9, 1978. The ceremony was held at Taylor Hall with Ron Hagen, director of Human Services for Claremont, presiding over the dedication. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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- Elliot, Ginger
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Note: Part 2 is second camera angle of same interview Description: A former resident of Claremont, Mrs. Salazar describes the Arbol Verde neighborhood in Claremont that she grew up in and talks about the various residents and houses. She goes on to discuss moving to the West Barrio neighborhood near the College Heights Packing House. Additionally, the Mexican-American community and institutions like the Well-Baby Clinic and Our Lady of Assumption Church are covered at length.
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: VHS
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Description: Celebration and ceremony marking the re-opening of the long-time Claremont dinner theater, the Padua Hills Theatre. Celebration is marked by appearances and speeches by Claremont Heritage executive director Ginger Elliot, Claremont Mayor Corey Calaycay, and Claremont Council Members Sam Pedroza, Peter Yao, and Lary Schroeder.
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Source: 1 Disc of 1: Digital Video Disc (DVD)
Note: Program Ends Abruptly Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 inch audio tapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs and chants. Some tapes also feature field recordings which the performances and songs at the Padua Hills Theatre were based on. Tape 37 features a recording of the Indian...
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Note: Program Distorted at Times Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 inch audiotapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs and chants. Some tapes also feature field recordings which the performances and songs at the Padua Hills Theatre were based on. Tape 03 features rehearsal recordings for...
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- Elliot, Ginger
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Note: Interviewee is difficult to hear at times due to microphone placement in the original recording. High Background Noise on Tape; High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly. Description: Michaela Jimenez Chavez was a Mexican Player and served as hostess at the Padua Hills Theatre for many years. The Padua Hills Theatre was one of the areas only Mexican theaters where traditional Mexican folk dramas and songs were performed. Mrs. Chavez provides fascinating...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note: Part 1: High Amount of Hum at end; Ends Abruptly. Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 inch audio tapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs and chants. Some tapes also feature field recordings which the performances and songs at the Padua Hills Theatre were based on. Tape 34 features a...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Note: Clicks and Pops on Tape; Static on Tape Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 inch audio tapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs and chants. Some tapes also feature field recordings which the performances and songs at the Padua Hills Theatre were based on.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Note: Starts and stops heard throughout program on tape Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 inch audio tapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs and chants. Some tapes also feature field recordings which the performances and songs at the Padua Hills Theatre were based on. Tape 21 features...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Note: Static on tape Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 inch audio tapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs and chants. Some tapes also feature field recordings which the performances and songs at the Padua Hills Theatre were based on. Tape 28 features recordings from the Padua Hills...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Note: Recorded at a Very Low Level Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 inch audio tapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs and chants. Some tapes also feature field recordings which the performances and songs at the Padua Hills Theatre were based on. Tape 9 features a performance recording...
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Description : Interview with Casilda Thoresen conducted on June 19, 1991. Mrs. Thoresen for many years worked as a singer and dancer at the famous Padua Hills Theater in Claremont. In her interview, Mrs. Thoresen discusses moving to California from New Mexico and how she got involved with the Padua Hills Theater. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note: Program Distorted at Times; Static on Tape Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 inch audio tapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs and chants. Some tapes also feature field recordings which the performances and songs at the Padua Hills Theatre were based on. Tape 17 features rehearsal...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Note: Begins Abruptly; Distorted at Times Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 inch audio tapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs and chants. Some tapes also feature field recordings which the performances and songs at the Padua Hills Theatre were based on. Tape 14 features performance...
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Note: Program Begins Abruptly; Program Distorted at Times; Static on Tape; Program Ends Abruptly; Side A: Right channel cuts in and out throughout program on tape, Dropouts at end of the program on tape. Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 inch audio tapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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- Flores, Alicia; Flores, Gilberto
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Volume decreases around 13 minutes into side A Description: Recording of Mexican folk songs by long-time Mexican Players and husband and wife, Gilberto and Alicia Flores. Both were performers, singers, and musicians at the Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont for many years and are among some of the most well-known of the Mexican Players. A collection of Christmas themed songs in Spanish with guitar and singing.
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Description: A short film focusing on the history of the citrus industry in Claremont. The film highlights the early days of citrus ranching in Claremont and the Pomona Valley and focuses on the transition from citrus orchards to increasing suburban development in the post-war period. Several interviews with notable citrus residents are included: Ray Soper, Eleanor Pierson, and Martin Weinberger.
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- Claremont Public Access Television
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape Description: Brief segment for Claremont Public Access Television focusing on the citrus industry's history in Claremont and the impact that citrus farming had on the community. Interviews with local residents and citrus ranchers include: Enid Douglass, Mary Naftel Wheeler, Ray Soper, and Eleanor Pierson.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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- Haisman, Angelique
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Description: A student film by Angelique Haisman of Cal Poly, Pomona focusing on Claremont's history. Interviews with local residents are interspersed with historic photographs and location shots of historic places and buildings. Parts of the city's history is also conveyed through narration.
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- Claremont Heritage
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Note : Interview begins at 00:01:07 after intro. High frequency hum and hiss on tape. Description : Oral history interview with Norman Williamson conducted on June 20, 1997. Norman Williamson is the grandson of W.K. Kellogg, founder of the Kellogg Cornflake Company. He discusses his childhood on his grandfather's ranch near the city of Pomona, where he raised Arabian horses in the mid-1920s. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note: High Background Noise on Tape Description: Recording of a citrus label collectors meeting at Claremont resident and collector, Ray Soper's house. Includes brief interviews with attendees prior to the meeting. Attendees include: Jim DuCody, Linda McKey (Vice President of Tri-County Citrus Collector), Floyd McDonald (secretary-treasurer of the Pacific Antique Label Society), Wesley Barry, Levi Hershner, Raymond Horner, and Ned and Jane Lamar.
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- Elliot, Ginger
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Static on Tape; Program Distorted at Times; Warble near the end of part 1; Program Begins Abruptly Description: Ginger Elliot of Claremont Heritage narrates the history and provides a guideline for the walking tour of the Claremont Colleges. The role of the Colleges in the founding of Claremont as a city is highlighted as well as the founding of Pomona College and the larger Claremont Colleges Consortium.
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- Elliot, Ginger
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; High Background Noise on Tape; Program Ends Abruptly. Description: Ginger Elliot of Claremont Heritage narrates a description of the Garner House in Claremont's Memorial Park. The Garner House was built in 1926-1927 for the Garner Family. Herman Garner was an inventor and founder of the Vortox Manufacturing Company in Claremont and both Bess and Herman Garner were champions of art and culture, funding the construction of the Padua Hills Theatre. The Spanish...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note: Static on Tape; Clicks and Pops on Tape. Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 Inch audio tapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs and chants. Some tapes also feature field recordings which the performances and songs at the Padua Hills Theatre were based on. Tape 06 includes...
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- Claremont Heritage
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Note : Program recorded at a very low level. Hiss and machine noise recorded in the tape. Description : Interview with Paul Scott in which he discusses his time in the hotel industry, his experience working at the Claremont Inn and later the Red Hill Country Club. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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- Claremont Heritage
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Note : Section of silence from 00:15:05 to 00:15:15. Description : Interview with Esperanza Candelas conducted at the opening of El Barrio Park in Claremont on October 4, 1992. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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- Elliot, Ginger; McManigal, Georgia
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly; Description: The Sandfords discuss their taking over of the Griswold business enterprises, opening new Griswold Smorgasbord restaurants, and the opening of the Candlelight Pavillion in Claremont.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 inch audio tapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs and chants. Some tapes also feature field recordings which the performances and songs at the Padua Hills Theatre were based on. Tape 32 is a rehearsal tape of Pablo Moncayo's Huapango folk song and dance...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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- Strombotne, James
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Description: Video art by Claremont artist James Strombotne. The American national anthem is hummed and sung while footage of Claremont interspersed with Strombotne's art is shown.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Note: Program Distorted at Times Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 inch audio tapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs and chants. Some tapes also feature field recordings which the performances and songs at the Padua Hills Theatre were based on. Tape 30 features recordings of songs and...
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Note: Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly; Program in silence from approximately 06:07 until 06:18 on tape. Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 inch audio tapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs and chants. Some tapes also feature field recordings which the performances and...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Note: Static on Tape; Clicks and Pops on Tape; Program Distorted at Times. Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 inch audio tapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs and chants. Some tapes also feature field recordings which the performances and songs at the Padua Hills Theatre were based on....
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Note: Static on Tape; Clicks and Pops on Tape; Program Distorted at Times. Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 inch audio tapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs and chants. Some tapes also feature field recordings which the performances and songs at the Padua Hills Theatre were based on....
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- Elliot, Ginger
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Note: Some Background Noise on Tape Description: Alfonso Carillo moved to the United States and the Pomona Valley in 1927 from Guadalajara, Mexico. Mr. Carillo acted and did iron work for the Pasadena Community Playhouse, the Padua Hills Theatre, and the Mission Inn in Riverside. He was a talented ironworker, whose work can be seen all over Southern California. Mr. Carrillo describes his time at the Padua Hills Theatre and Claremont, as well as his work in the area.
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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Note: High Background Noise on Tape Description: Dedication of Claremont's City Council Chambers and Plaza. Mayor Enid Douglass presides over the dedication and many local politicians speak about the history and renovation of the original building.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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- Elliot, Ginger
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Note: Occasionally some speakers are hard to hear due to microphone placement in original recording. High Background Noise on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly Description: Mr. Bolinger was the owner of Bolinger's Menswear on Harvard Avenue in the Claremont Village, later working for Vortox Manufacturing Company under Herman Garner (of Claremont's Garner Family). Mr. Bolinger also took part in civic institutions in Claremont like the Rotary Club and was a member of the...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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- Claremont Heritage
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Note : High frequency hum and hiss on tape. Description : Interview with Mrs. Rosa Torrez conducted on May 24, 1990 in which she discusses growing up in Claremont's Mexican neighborhood and her later role in the community. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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- Caddes, Andrew & Dayspring Productions; Friends of Oak Park Cemetery
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Description: Centennial celebration of Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont. Historic figures from Claremont's past and Oak Park's history are portrayed by local residents, who offer historic accounts of the city and the founding of the cemetery. The ceremony is hosted by Bill Bentley with an introductory speech given by Claremont Mayor, Suzanne Smith. Residents portraying historic personalities include: Mike Layne, Richard Kirkendall, Russ Brown, Willard Hunter, Frank Hungerford, Dick Johnson, Pam...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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- Wright, Judy
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Note: Part 1: Static on Tape; High Background Noise on Tape; Program begins and ends abruptly. Part 2: High Background Noise on Tape; Static on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly. Description: Gordon Curtis discusses historic homes and buildings in Claremont with local historian Judy Wright. Mr. Curtis served on the Claremont City Council for several years and has long-standing ties with Claremont.
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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- Elliot, Ginger
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Note: Some interviewees are hard to hear due to microphone placement/original recording quality. Description: Randall Lewis, son of Ralph and Goldie Lewis, describes his parents house construction business they had in Claremont. Throughout the years, the Lewis family worked with several notable Claremont builders including Robert Olin and John Lusk. Throughout the interview, Mr. Lewis talks about his parents' land development, their work on custom and semi-custom homes in the city, and the...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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- Soper Productions
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Note: General Poor Recording Quality as recorded to tape; Flagging video error visible in picture; Video Noise Visible in Picture; Poor quality dub. Description: Long-time Claremont citrus rancher, Ray Soper is interviewed by Sarah E. Crowley regarding his Claremont ranch and agriculture and farming techniques. Film includes footage of Mr. Soper visiting and talking about the first orange trees in Riverside and includes footage showing citrus picking, processing, grading, and sorting in the...
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- Claremont Heritage
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Note : Tape machine stopped by interviewers on multiple occasions throughout tape resulting in sections of silence. Program distorted at times and levels vary. Recorded outside with high background noise. Description : Tell Me a Story booth at Claremont's Fourth of July parade recorded various people attending the parade, asking them to give some information about themselves, i.e. how long they have lived in Claremont, profession, and what they like about the city. Interviews with: Seltzer;...
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Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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- Elliot, Ginger
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Note: Program Recorded at a Very Low Level; Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly Description: Claremont builder and architect, Ken McLeod, discusses how he got into building and design, working with architect, Richard Neutra, and mid-century modern design.
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Description : An interview with Winifred Mallows, daughter of Reverend Horace Mallows. In the interview, Winfred discusses her parents' background; where they came from and how they came to Claremont; her own childhood in Claremont; and the formation of the Claremont Lawn Bowling Club. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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- Claremont Heritage
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Note : Thumping and audio breakup present at end of tape. Description : Panel discussion with several former citrus growers about their experiences. The panel was chaired by Enid Douglass. Includes members of the Harmon, Soper, Douglass, and Pierson families. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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- Wright, Judy
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Note: Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly; High Background Noise on Tape; Program Distorted at Times. Description: Long-time Claremont resident, Ruth Iredell came to Claremont in 1926 and began her community involvement in the Citizens Planning Commission, Coordinating Council, and Parks and Recreation in the 1940s. These groups helped establish new parks in Claremont, youth programming, and the Youth Activity Center in Memorial Park. Mrs. Iredell discusses the history of these...
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- Claremont Heritage
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Note : Distortion and feedback inherent in original recording. Ends abruptly. Description : Interview with Mrs. Amelia Schlenker Rankin who discusses moving to Claremont and describes the townspeople who lived in the city at the time. Mrs. Rankin's accounts give a unique perspective on the city of Claremont as well as its residents during the war years. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note: High Background Noise on Tape; Low Volume level; Program Begins Abruptly Description: Leading California architectural historian, Robert Winter, gives a talk about the history of the Bungalow architectural style at an unknown venue. Mr. Winter touches on the design of Bungalow homes and highlights early important architects like Gustav Stickley and the Greene & Greene Brothers. Mr. Winter himself is a large contributor to the California branch of the Arts & Crafts Movement and for...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
- Claremont Heritage
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Description : An earthquake workshop given by Hartman and Marks in May, 1992. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
- Claremont Heritage
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Description : Dedication of the Claremont Fire Station 101 conducted on December 4, 1981, including several notable speakers. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
- Claremont Heritage
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Description : Interview with Arthur E. Clevenger, Claremont resident and son of Charles A. Clevenger, Claremont's first city marshal. Arthur discusses his father's background and duties as the town marshal, as well as his own life growing up in Claremont. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
- Claremont Heritage
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Note : Recorder stops and starts repeatedly throughout interview. Description : Interview with Mr. Cairns Elder who was a citrus rancher in Claremont and surrounding communities. Mr. Elder also discusses growing up in Claremont, describing the town in its early days. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
- Claremont Heritage
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Note : Moments of silence as speakers look at photographs.   Description : Mr. Hitchcock was born on January 1, 1890 and discusses his father who came to Pomona College as a professor of science in 1892. He goes on to talk about his childhood in Claremont, his student days at Pomona College, and his career in engineering. Mr. Hitchcock served as a consultant to the US Army and later NATO. He retired and served as a member of the City Council and Mayor of San Marino. On side 2 of the cassette...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
- Unknown
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Note: High Background Noise on Tape; High Amount of Hiss on Tape Description: A recording of a slide show that covers the history of the citrus industry in Corona, CA and the Corona Citrus Association.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note: Static on Tape; Clicks and Pops on Tape Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 inch audio tapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs and chants. Some tapes also feature field recordings which the performances and songs at the Padua Hills Theatre were based on. Tape 29 features songs and...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Claremont Heritage
- Taylor, Ellen
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Note: caclah_000043_t01: High Background Noise on Tape; Program Distorted at Times; High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly. caclah_000043_t02: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Program Distorted at Times; Program Ends Abruptly Description: A long-time Claremont resident, Jane Sanders and her husband, Edward, moved to Claremont in 1942 where he served as the Dean of Students at Pomona College. Mrs. Sanders discusses a variety of topics relating to the history of...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Static on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly. Description: Interview with Janie Schoolcraft while taking a tour of her childhood home. Mrs. Schoolcraft discusses her memories and points out notable features of the home. The English Tudor style house was completed in 1931 for the Schoolcraft Family, who moved to Claremont from Pasadena. Janie's father, Charles Schoolcraft, was in the grocery business and moved to Southern California from New...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape Description: Opening ceremony of June Vail Park in Claremont on October 9, 1983. Park was dedicated in 1978, but wasn't completed until 1983. Speakers talk about June Vail and her importance to the city, Claremont City Council, and the Girl Scouts in Claremont.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note: Static on Tape; Clicks and Pops on Tape; Program Distorted at Times. Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 inch audio tapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs and chants. Some tapes also feature field recordings which the performances and songs at the Padua Hills Theatre were based on....
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Claremont Heritage
- Claremont Heritage
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Description : Interview with Nellie Guiterrez Villanueva conducted at the 20 Year celebration of the establishment of the El Barrio Park. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
- Claremont Heritage
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Description : Part two of an interview with George C.S. Benson, who served as president of the Claremont Men's College from 1946-69.
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
- Claremont Heritage
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Description : Interview with Jan Weinberger conducted at the Claremont Historic Resources Center. She discusses her association with the Claremont Courier.Side B of the tape includes a short, five-minute segment about Blanchard Place, notable residents, and the history of the Arbol Verde community. Rights : Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description: This tape comes from a large collection of 1/4 inch audio tapes collecting the rehearsal and performance recordings of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre. Songs performed are typically based on Mexican folk songs and dances or other ancient Native Central American songs and chants. Some tapes also feature field recordings which the performances and songs at the Padua Hills Theatre were based on. Tape 24 features a performance recording of Maria Alba's Colombian Suite.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Note: Poor video quality; lighting and exposure are poor Description: Three performances by the Padua Hills Players who perform traditional Mexican folksongs and dances. Part 1 features a performance of the Las Posadas play at the Padua Hills Theatre. Parts 2 and 3 showcase singing and dancing of the players at the centennial celebrations of the Pomona Public Library and Pomona Mall. Additionally, some former Mexican Players take part in the performances.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Claremont Heritage
- Elliot, Ginger
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Note: High Background Noise on Tape; High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Program Ends Abruptly Description: Norman Williamson is the grandson of W.K. Kellogg, founder of the Kellogg Cornflake Company. Mr. Williamson discusses his memories of the Pomona Valley while growing up on Kellogg Ranch.
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Source: 1 Tapes of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
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Note: Poor audio recording quality and poor video quality at 01:56:00 onwards. Description: Video recording of the Las Posadas celebration in the Padua Hills Theatre dining room. Celebration includes the Las Posadas performance, singing, dancing, and breaking of the pinata. Additional backstage and rehearsal footage is also included.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS